I’ve been wanting to visit the Galapagos for years. So, why take the bucket list trip now?
Like many post-Covid Americans, I was eager to travel this summer, but every place seemed like it would be hot or crowded. But In April, when my sister Janice suggested we finally go to the Galapagos, I immediately said “Yes!”
The Galapagos – an archipelago of small islands 600 miles off the west coast of Ecuador – were originally made famous by Charles Darwin. It was there, by observing differences in native species in 1831, where he honed his understanding of evolution. But these islands are equally well known as a unique natural kingdom, teeming with wildlife – giant tortoises, unique species of birds, huge iguanas, even penguins.
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The Galapagos had been at the top of my bucket list for many years. But life, as it so often does, got in the way – work, family, other trips.
Once the decision was made, it was surprisingly easy to make arrangements. Because everything in the Galapagos is highly regulated, our choices were limited – in a good way. Other than arranging our flights to Ecuador, we basically had two decisions to make.